Maeve Binchy’s Times, Courtley’s SEAL Survival Guide, True Crime from Journalist Leovy | Audiobook Reviews, May 1, 2015

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Newspaper columns from throughout Binchy’s tenure at The Irish Times; when it comes to books on SEALs, Courtley is the real deal; Leovy’s debut Ghettoside paints a compelling picture of life in south Los Angeles

Nonfiction on Theosophy, Angone’s Memoir, Madrasas, Managing a Small Library | Xpress Reviews

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Learning about the Mahatmas, for Angone’s fans, appeal to the individual seeker, recommendations for educators, a unique perspective on the madrasa environment and Western academia, managing a small library

Nonfiction on the Beatles, African Sculpture, Making Lists, Liberal Education | Xpress Reviews

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A fun photo book for Beatles fans, an introduction to African art objects, giving the disorganized a method for managing their lives, a bit too much Yale in alum Zakaria’s look at liberal education

Nonfiction on John Stuart Mill, Religious Relics, Gardening, Anne Frank | Xpress Reviews

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On Mill and foreign policy, for readers interested in Christian antiquities, snap up this book for their green-thumb patrons, a riveting, multidimensional portrait of Anne Frank

Nonfiction on Misfortune in History, Archiving, the U.S./Mexico Border, the Bible | Xpress Reviews

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A daily dose of entertainment on misfortune in history that may spark interests to be pursued elsewhere, anyone with responsibility for processing archival collections will value Santamaria’s book, a beginner’s guide to the Bible for Christians

Nonfiction: OCD, Benjamin Morrell & Dako, John Smith, Ed Shames, and Mayakovsky | Xpress Reviews

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A memoir with OCD, the friendship of captor and captive, Capt. John Smith with a “sheen of historical truth,” paratrooper Ed Shames, the life of Russian poet Mayakovsky

Nonfiction: English Architecture, Le Corbusier, Modernists, Nat Geo Photos | Xpress Reviews

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A masterly work on art, architecture, and aesthetics; a well-researched and chronicled account of Le Corbusier; American modernists and the history of art collecting; a sampler of incredible images in a single, large-format monograph

Elwes, Hannah, the Kellermans, Sides | Audiobook Reviews, December 2014

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Elwes takes us for a stroll down memory lane; fans of Hannah will find themselves immensely pleased; an exciting story from Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman; Sides’s high-adrenaline, impressively thorough history is recommended.

Best Sellers: Books Most Borrowed, November 2014

Gone Girl returns to the top with movie word of mouth; O’Reilly kills off General Patton

Nonfiction: Sportswriter Epstein, Victorian London, Alaska Memoir, plus Info Tech, World War II History, Ebola | Xpress Reviews

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A new volume for Epstein readers, an atypical look at London’s social history, a beautifully written memoir of Alaska, naturalists will savor McAllister’s love letter, the U.S. Army’s Pathfinders in action, a defined study of sociology.